Events Happening In The Valley This Week

Looking for something to do this week? There is a lot going on in the valley through the week. Here is a list of the top events and happenings that you shouldn’t miss.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Texas Rangers 
April 9-10

Chase Field
6:40 p.m.
Admission: $15+

Maricopa County Fair
April 10-14

Arizona State Fairgrounds, 19th Avenue and McDowell Road
Gates open 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
10 a.m. – midnight on Friday and Saturday
Carnival hours are Wednesday, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. – midnight, Saturday, 11 a.m. – midnight, Sunday, noon to 10 p.m.
Free until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
$9 general admission; $10 cash to park

Disney on Ice: Worlds of Enchantment
April 11-14

Talking Stick Resort Arena
Time varies by performances; matinee and early evening available
Admission: $15+

Country Thunder: Brett Eldredge, Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley and Chris Stapleton
April 11-14

20585 E. Water Way, Florence, AZ 85132
Festival Bowl opens at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, and noon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
$75 – $190, including single-day and four-day passes.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres 
April 11-14

Chase Field
Thursday-Friday, 6:40 p.m.
Saturday, 5:10 p.m., Sunday, 1:10 p.m.
Admission: $15+

The Cocktail Society
April 12

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
$85, plus $3 in processing fees

Arizona Tiki Oasis
April 12-14

Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
View schedule.
Admission: $50-$99; events and activities are sold individually

Scottsdale Culinary Festival 
April 13

Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, 7380 E. Second Street, Scottsdale AZ 85251
Saturday, noon to 9 p.m., Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
Admission: $12+

Celebrate Mesa/Earth Day carnival 
April 13

526 E. Main Street, Mesa AZ 85203
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Free. Free parking. $5 for unlimited carnival rides.

My Nana’s Best Tasting Salsa Challenge 
April 13

Sloan Park, 2330 W Rio Salado Pkwy., Mesa, AZ 85201
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
$12 online, $15 at the door (included unlimited chips and salsa tastings); VIP is $59, plus $6 in online processing fees

Front Porch Pickins 
April 13

Arrowhead Town Center, 7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Center, Glendale, AZ 85308
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free. Free parking.

VegOut! Vegan Beer and Food Festival 
April 13-14

Scottsdale Waterfront, 7135 E. Camelback Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$20+ (price increases at the gate)

Cirque de Soleil: Amaluna 
Now through April 14

State Farm Stadium, under the tents
Times varies by day; weekend matinees available
Admission varies by seat and section.

Bodies Revealed 
Now through April 21

Odysea in the Desert, 9500 East Vía de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85256
Sun. – Thurs., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Fri. – Sat., 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
$15-$20

Wicked 
April 2 – May 5

ASU Gammage
Shows times vary by date; some matinees available
$39+

Electric Desert 
Now through May 12

Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ 85008
Sunday – Wednesday, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Thursday – Saturday, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
$13-$30

Mummies of the World
Now through Sept. 2

Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85004
Daily, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Museum admission, $13-$18, plus $10-$12 for “Mummies of the World”